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Police: Cultists, thugs behind killings in Rivers

DSP Nnamdi Omoni, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.

INEC promises transparency on Rivers poll, rules out fresh exercise

In line with its earlier promise, the ¸Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it would conclude the collation of the Rivers State governorship election between April 2 and 5, this week.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike exchanging pleasantries with INEC National Commissioner supervising Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers State, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu during the stakeholders meeting on the resumption of electoral activities for the completion of outstanding 2019 General Elections in Rivers State on Saturday

INEC: No fresh elections in Rivers

Against the backdrop of the recent suspension of the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State, halfway through the process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday in Port Harcourt that no fresh elections would be held in the state.

Rivers elections: We feel betrayed by INEC – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday said it felt betrayed after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicted soldiers, alongside armed thugs, over the violence that forced the suspension of the elections in Rivers State last week.
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Atiku Abubakar wins seven Rivers LGs

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has won in seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers state while the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in one.

Anglican bishop kidnapped in Rivers

Unidentified gunmen have abducted Bishop of Anglican Church, Diocese of Ahoada, Rt. Rev. Clement Ekpeye.

Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.

Tanker driver stabs mortuary operator to death in Rivers

A middle-aged mortuary operator identified as Anele Wagbara, has been stabbed to death by an unidentified tanker driver in Rivers State.

Gunmen kill four, as police rescue four kidnap victims in Rivers

Unidentified gunmen, Monday night, reportedly killed three people at Alakahia, Obio/Akpot Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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Petrol tanker rams into beer parlour, kills four

Four persons were on Saturday crushed to death by a tanker in Rumuapara community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Welder arrested for sending kidnappers to customer’s house

A member of a notorious kidnap gang, Sunday Clark, who plotted the abduction of a businessman, Mr. Adewale Kazeem, has been arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Rivers State Police Command.

Pro-APC group urges youths to rescue Rivers from bad governance

As activities gather momentum ahead of the 2019 general election, a political pressure group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, the Rivers Unity House (RUH), has called on youths to engage in activities and programmes that will rescue the state from bad governance.

Governor Wike swears in newly elected council chairmen

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has sworn-in the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen elected during the June 16, 2018 council election conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).

Governor Wike, Dakuku Peterside disagree over Rivers council poll

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of Nigerian Maritme and Safety Agency, NIMASA, have sharply disagreed on the credibility of government elections conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) across the state on Saturday.

Governor Wike: Rivers council polls peaceful because of APC boycott

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has claimed that the non-participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was resposible for the successful conduct of Saturday’s council elections in the state.

Rivers council polls: Governor Wike commends RSIEC on peaceful, orderly exercise

Physically excited by the conduct of the local government elections last Saturday, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, commended the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) for conducting credible Local Government Elections in the state.

Governor Wike shuns voting as apathy, calm mark Rivers council polls

Governor Nyesom Wike shunned casting his vote at his home Obio Akpor Ward 9, Unit 7, as apathy and calm marked Saturday’s council elections across Rivers State’s 23 local government areas, LGAs.

Rivers local council elections commence peacefully

The conduct of elections into Local Government Councils in Rivers have commenced peacefully with accreditation of voters and voting taking place simultaneously.

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Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

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